Any locality may, by ordinance, adopt a uniform schedule of civil penalties for violations of that locality’s noise ordinance. This provision shall not apply to noise generated in connection with the business being performed on industrial property. Civil fines will not exceed $ 250 for the first offense and $ 500 for each subsequent offense. The provisions of this section shall not apply to railroads. No ordinance of any locality shall apply to sound emanating from any area permitted by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy or any division thereof.
2010, cc. 501 788.